ballygobackwards

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  1. cannot find stopcock

      There is no compulsion to have a cold water meter in each flat, we had some years ago on each warm water tap an indivudial  meter ,these taps could induvidually be closed with a small cock , then when I renovated the bathroom I myself installed  closing taps both hot and cold and now we have one  warm water meter but still no cold one.  The law allows the cold water usage to be divided according to the amount of space in each flat and the number of persons living in it.
  2. Verdi - terrorist union

      Do you want to return to the "good old days" when the employee was treated like a slave? No rights and even having to ask his employers permission to marry who sometimes only allowed this if he could spend the first night with the bride to be. No sickness pay,holidays, or  pensions. The employers are 99%organised in their employers asociations, and could lock out  or sack their employees but they should , according to your contribution not be allowed to strike?         When I read some of the replies here I remember reading " Sometimes when a slave becomes golden chains he believes he has been promoted to be a company director"!
  3. Verdi - terrorist union

      Do you want to return to the "good old days" when the employee was treated like a slave? No rights and even having to ask his employers permission to marry who sometimes only allowed this if he could spend the first night with the bride to be. No sickness pay,holidays, or  pensions. The employers are 99%organised in their employers asociations, and could lock out  or sack their employees but they should , according to your contribution not be allowed to strike?
  4. Santorini

    We spent  a week there about 25years ago and were shocked at the number of stray cats and dogs roaming around. The island is beautiful but you are expected to dispose of used toilet paper not in the toilet but in a bucket sitting beside it as the sanitary pipes are apparently too small to transfer it to the sewerage works.Maybe things have changed since then.
  5. Maler paint an apartment

    You can expect €100 for each door which has to be painted plus about €60 per hour for the walls and windows plus paint costs.
  6. Pancake problems and other challenges

    Much easier to go to Lidl and see if they have from their American week any pancakes still there. They had some here by me lately, packets of 6 for €1,50, also American  pancake spread and honey only need to warm them up butter them.and sprinkle honey
  7. Irish Citizenship applications here in Germany

    Don´t you need to prove that this really is your grandfather ? I would have thought you must also send a birth certificate from  whichever parent is his child and one that you are a child of this person?
  8. Letter of recommendation from employer very poor

    Since the telephone was invented a Zeugnis is no longer important. If an employment lawyer can acheive anything depends upon the reason you were given a "befristet" contract at the beginning of the employment. For example if it was to cover for someone who went on leave because she became a mother then you cannot fight it. Also the Arbeitsförderungsgesetz (AFG ) makes it difficult for to go against such a contract
  9. What is a Betriebsrat and how useful are they?

    A Betriebsrat is an elected Works  Council (or Counciller ) who has  or should have  taken courses in German Labour Rights and   according to German Law (Betriebssverfassungs G ) should have been consulted and had to OK you being employed there. If you do not get an extension to your contract with an unlimited period of employment I would consider consulting a Lawyer who would check if your limited time contract was in order.
  10. Cheddar cheese from Lidl and elsewhere

    Lidl has a kilo block  of English Chedder from the same farm today for €4,99
  11. Cheddar cheese from Lidl and elsewhere

    Our Lidl in Aubing still has a sortiment of 250gr blocks of Cheddar, Vintage Cheddar and Double Gloucester  produced by Joseph Heler in Cheshire. The block costs €1,99.  Expiry date january 2019
  12. Cheddar cheese from Lidl and elsewhere

    Was in Lidl on Monday they have a selection of English cheeses for €1,99 per 250 gr, excellent  ware